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Earning Cash While Serving Time

When an unemployment benefits claim is filed, you are required by law to provide personal information including name, Social Security number (SSN), phone number and current address. By submitting the claim, which is considered a legal document, you are also certifying that you are...

Accountability

Fraudsters don't generally like to be held accountable for their illegal actions. (They like to get away with as much as they can, regardless of the impact it has on their victims.) An article published in the South Florida Business Journal follows an industrious...

Hocus Pocus

You wake up. You get dressed. You brush your teeth and try not to get toothpaste on your cornflower blue shirt. You go to work. Or, while at least that's how it works for most of us, there are those who believe that a...

Illinois Man Collects Unemployment Insurance Benefits While Earning Paycheck

Today's Fraud of the Day describes the case of an Alton, Illinois man, who was sentenced to five years of probation for defrauding the unemployment insurance program. (He got off easy if you ask me.) Unemployment insurance fraud happens when someone makes a false...

Employment ‘Faux-Par’

Imagine this? it's a nice breezy, warm day and you've lugged your golf bag over your shoulder, ready to get out on the course. As you walk up to your first tee, you have all intentions of shooting under par – though that achievement...

To Prospective Unemployment Fraudsters in Indiana: Go Elsewhere

Those of you who read my commentary on a regular basis know that the goal is to highlight how fraud is perpetrated, so that those of you in government who work on the front lines fighting it every day will be able to recognize...

Arizona Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraudsters in Prison

Here's the thing about incarcerated criminals? they have a lot of time on their hands. And some prisoners focus their energies on fraud, rather than rehabilitation. Here at ''Fraud of the Day,'' we've written about cases in which prisoners have developed tax refund schemes...

Unemployment Funds End When You Get a Job

Prosecutors allege that a Dorchester, Massachusetts woman had three jobs and collected $31,486 from the Commonwealth's Department of Unemployment Assistance over a period of two years. The story comes from the Boston Herald, which reported that Joan M. McNeill pleaded not guilty to unemployment fraud...

Guest Writer: Dale Ziegler

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is a federal-state partnership that has been in existence for over 70 years. Here are the key players: The Federal government – collects the Federal Unemployment Insurance Tax and funds the states costs of operating the system, and oversees state...

Committing Crime while Doing Time

Sometimes people just don't learn from their mistakes – or their punishment. While most inmates don't necessarily take the time we wish they would to reflect upon what they've done and think of ways they can change, they may learn a bit about what's...

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